The Field Coordinator is responsible for providing high-quality, outdoor education experiences to youth & their families. This position will oversee our Pathfinders (age 6-7), Nomads (ages 8-9), and Explorers (age 10-11) clubs directly; and share oversight of Junior MAC (ages 12-13) with the Assoc. Program Manager; and have occasional opportunities throughout the year with the Mountaineers Adventure Club (ages 14-18). This is a full time position paying $17-$19 an hour dependent on experience. The expected work schedule is 40 hours per week including evening and weekend hours.
What you will do:
Work closely with the Associate Youth Program Manager to plan and execute clubs programming
– Attend weekday evening meetings (up to 5-6 times monthly) and clubs outdoor trips, which occur primarily on weekends
– Execute a prescribed annual progression of skills for new and returning members, including parents
– Empower and support parents to plan and lead trips they are qualified to lead
Planning & Preparation
– Ensure supplies are ordered as needed
– Reserve Mountaineers vehicle as necessary
– Support Assoc. Program Manager with long-term program scheduling and curriculum
– Ensure rooms/space is booked for meetings and training events
– Ensure that trip plans and trip planning documents are prepared; either support parents in the creation of these documents or do them yourself
– Ensure group gear is ready for trips and that it gets returned
– Provide access to individual gear checkout for families; support Gear Library coordinator where necessary
Communication and Logistics
– Serve as a first point of contact for all parent and youth communications for Pathfinders, Nomads, and Explorers
– Collaborate with Assoc. Program Manager on communications for Junior MAC
– Communicate frequently and clearly to members and parents
– Collect and file all member paperwork
– Ensure all trip and activity data is recorded and accurate
- Knowledge, desire to, and experience working with a variety of populations, including elementary through middle school aged youth of varied abilities, diverse ethnicities and diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
- Outdoor Education experience, especially in experiential education.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including 2-4 weekends/month.
- Strong organizational skills
- Opportunity to safely lead sport climbs at a 5.6/5.7 level, building climbing anchors, and rappelling skills. On the job training available if other qualifications are met.
- Current First Aid & CPR certification or willingness to obtain.
- Able to live up to 50 lbs.
- Able to stand for extended period of time and hike on uneven/hilly terrain for up to 5 miles.
- Able to bend, squat, run, or climb.
- Positive attitude and ability to carry oneself in a professional manner to create positive experiences clubs families and volunteers
- Self-motivated with ability to carry out projects independently and work within a team.
- Familiarity with Google suite and Microsoft office software.
- Understanding of the organizational structure and programs of The Mountaineers.
About The Mountaineers
The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 15,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.
Our dedicated volunteers and staff get people outside to experience the power of the natural world. We advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places too. Our core value of community reflects the belief that a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. Visit www.mountaineers.org to learn more.